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Five Forces Framework knowledge for Coca-Cola and Pepsi

Coca-Cola and Pepsi are both very profitable soft drinks. Inputs for these products include sugar, bottles/cans, and soft drink syrup. Coca-Cola and Pepsi produce the syrup themselves and purchase the other inputs. They then enter into exclusive contracts with independent bottlers to produce their products. Use the five forces f

Current or Emerging Forces that Affect the CFO Roles

Please help answer the following questions. Identify one of the current or emerging forces that affect the CFO roles and discuss how this force specifically affects their roles. Have the financial market dislocations of the past few years changed your views? If so, how?

Identify some of the Usual Capital Assets

Please help with an assignment by answering the following: - What are capital assets? - Identify some of the usual capital assets that an individual or business may own.

Response of the Accounting Department to new promotion to a customer

When an organization introduces a new promotion to a customer, should the accounting department be proactive or reactive as these promotional decisions are made, especially when the new promotional offer could impact the organization financially? How the accounting department must respond when new promotions are offered for whic

Basis: What Is It, and Why Do We Care?

When working as a revenue agent with the IRS we were required to ask the taxpayer to show records on how basis is computed. Many times it would result in an adjustment increasing the amount of gain reported. The formula to compute the gain or loss on the sale of property is equal to the amount received minus the basis of the

Fraud Examination.

Case Study James Watkins, an ambitious 22-year-old, started an entertainment business called Best Club after he graduated from California State University. Best Club initially was a business failure because James ignored day-to-day operations and cost controls. One year later, James was heavily in debt. Despite his debt, James

Fraud Examination

Fellow students in your fraud examination class are having a hard time understanding why statistics on fraud are so difficult to obtain. What would you say to enlighten them?

Management Accounting

Question 3 The Hotel is due to have a refurbishment but rather than follow the current policy of simply replacing furnishings with a similar style you would like to investigate creating three discrete levels of accommodation to pitch specifically at the three clients groups which make up the Hotel's primary markets: business,

S-Corporation Taxation

What happens if two individuals form a S-Corporation? One person contributes $100,000 for 50% ownership, and the other person contributes services for a 50% interest. What are the tax consequences of this transaction?

Calculating Net Income Using Operating Income

Company X recently reported net income of $385,000. The tax rate is 40 percent. The company's interest expense was $200,000. What would have been the company's net income if they would have been able to double their operating income (EBIT), assuming that the company's tax rate and interest expense remain unchanged?

Decison Making- Economy and Market Expansion

How does the state of the economy influence the sales of the company's products or expanding into new markets? What are the steps in the decision-making process? What can be learned during this process? How does technology and instant communications affect management decision-making? Why?

Characteristics of General Computer Systems

What characteristics of general computer systems people are most familiar with and how familiar are they with them? Which characteristics do they understand best? Which characteristics do they understand least?

Depreciation and accounting change for Wardell, Clinton Poultry

E 11-18. Wardell Company purchased a minicomputer on January 1, 2009, at a cost of 440,000. The computer was depreciated using the straight-line method over an estimated five-year life with an estimated residual value of $4,000. On January 1, 2011, the estimate of useful life was changed to a total of 10 years, and the estimat

Overhead Allocation Problems

A company allocates overhead based on square feet to their 2 divisions, F and G. they have $20,000 of indirect costs. Divsion F Sales $20,000 Direct costs $7,000 Square feet $8,000 Division G Sales $30,000 Direct Costs $5,000 Square feet $2,000 Calculate the profit of each division after allocation. Why should th

Federal Debt

Explain the relationship between federal debt and annual yearly surpluses or deficits. Discuss the impact on interest rates and future tax burdens

Tax Deductions- Cell Phone

The taxpayer Bob has a cell phone that he uses for business. Is he allowed to deduct the full value of his cell phone as a business expense? Bob decides to analyze his actual usage for the past year and determines that 60% of his data usage is personal (nonbusiness). Can he still deduct the full amount? Where might he turn fo

Tax liability for Clients Growing Business

Your client has a growing business (structured as an partnership). She realizes that given her low AGI at this point in time, she will pay more federal taxes. However, once she can generate a higher AGI, she feels confident that all of the "tax breaks for the rich" will kick in and lower her tax liability to a very low level.

An explanation of the marginal tax rate and average tax rates for this tax payer.

Another client, Ms. Dunham, has asked you to help her understand how her tax is computed. You need to provide Ms. Dunham with the following: An example of how to calculate the tax liability using the tax rate table and the tax rate formula for a taxpayer with taxable income of $55,000, filing status married filing jointly. A

Income in Respect of a Decendant (IRD) for Joyce Ingalls

Joyce Ingalls is the daughter of the late Fred Ingalls, who died August 15, 2010. One of the items included in this gross estate was a traditional (regular/non-Roth) IRA valued at several million dollars. Mr. Ingalls's estate will owe taxes, but no estate taxes had been paid by March 1, 2011, the date Joyce filed her 2010 indivi

Calculate capitalized interest, research and development expense

Please show the steps to follow to complete the exercises. 10-24 On January 2, 2011 the Highlands Company began construction on a new manufacturing facility for its own use. The building was completed in 2012. The Company borrowed $1,500,000 on January 1 to help finance the construction. In addition to the construction l